Welcome to the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant website where you can find out more about us, up to date information on construction of our Plant, answers to some of the questions we are asked and details of how our project is becoming a part of your local community. Please explore our website and keep coming back as we will regularly update the information for you. If you have any comments or questions that you can’t find the answer to then contact us and we’ll do our best to help.
Templeborough Biomass Power Plant
of green electricity
homes with energy
tons of CO2 a year
We plan to open our renewable energy plant during Summer 2018 when it will generate just over 41MW of green electricity which is enough to supply 78,000 homes and save over 150,000 tons of CO2 every year. It’s difficult to visualise how much that is but would look the same as 250,000 really big hot air balloons and the saving is equal to 1.75 million plane flights to Paris.
First wood firing at Templeborough completed
Our first wood firing of our plant at Templeborough took place during the afternoon of Wednesday 16th May 2018. We expect to undertake further test firings over the next 7 to 10…
Does burning biomass emit more harmful greenhouse gases than coal?
No. We are anticipating our biomass power plant will save in the region of 150,000 tons of polluting CO2 every year. The difference between using biomass and coal or other fossil fuels is simply that the carbon released through burning biomass has only very recently been absorbed from the environment so is part of the existing carbon cycle, the carbon from fossil fuels was absorbed millions of years ago so when released adds to the carbon in the atmosphere. Furthermore, waste wood not collected and used in this way is often disposed in landfill, where it decomposes releasing methane, a gas around 20 times more harmful to the environment than CO2.